Quality control of earth fills using time domain reflectometry (TDR)

Chih-Ping Lin, Shafiqul I. Siddiqui, Wei Feng, Vincent P. Drnevich, Richard J. Deschamps

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A new technique using time domain reflectometry (TDR) to measure the water content and density of soil is introduced. Results obtained with this method are compared with results from conventional methods on actual construction sites. The advantages and limitations of this new method are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-310
Number of pages21
JournalASTM Special Technical Publication
Issue number1384
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2000
EventThe Symposium 'Constructing and Controlling Compaction of Earth Fills' - Seattle, WA, USA
Duration: 1 Jul 19992 Jul 1999


  • water content
  • density
  • field compaction control
  • time domain reflectometry
  • dielectric constant

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